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October 2015 Archives

What not to do when your medical license is at stake

The stakes are very high when a doctor or other medical professional is under investigation. Even if criminal charges are not likely, the accused person’s professional license could wind up suspended or permanently revoked. The damage to the health care provider’s reputation could last the rest of his or her life.

NURSES ARE NOW REQUIRED TO REPORT CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST THEM WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARREST

Effective October 17, 2015 The Pennsylvania Nursing Board rules now require all Pennsylvania licensed RNs, LPNs, CRNPs, LDNs, and CNSs to report being charged with any misdemeanor or felony criminal charge, regardless of which jurisdiction the charges originate. The same practitioners must also within 90 days report any discipline from another jurisdiction.

I WAS RECENTLY ACCUSED OF FALSIFYING RECORDS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

In the past year, I have seen a significant increase in the number of prosecutions for nurses who have been accused of falsifying timesheets and medical records. In particular, the increase in prosecutions usually occurs with home healthcare nurses,

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